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For more information, please contact Andrea Levy, Chief Noshmaker at (289)260-4490 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Sweet Noshings is a Catering company that serves only kosher food, 100% of the time (formal supervision is available upon request from the Hamilton Vaad Hakashrut.)

This is not your average Tuna and Egg Salad caterer. No dry cakes or crumbly cookies.  Even the pareve stuff tastes AMAZING!

This is a catering company whose sole proprietor is a COMPLETE AND UTTER FOODIE!

This is a catering company that will exceed your expectations in every way.

Sweet Noshings specializes in specializing.  Whether you are having a simcha at a synagogue, at your home or other venue, Sweet Noshings will ensure that everything is tasty, tasteful as well as shock and awesome.

Sweet Noshings is an exclusive caterer.   For Simchas and other parties, Sweet Noshings only accepts engagements about which they are passionately interested, and works only with people who we want to work with.  References are available so that you can decide whether you want to speak to me about your order.

Here is how it works:

1)  Decide that you want Sweet Noshings, and only Sweet Noshings to be your caterer.

2)  Know that you trust Andrea explicitly, either through checking references, or personal interaction.

3)  Figure out your budget before we meet.  Andrea is willing to work with nearly every realistic budget, so don't assume yours is too small.  Sometimes I take work because I like people, even if they have a low budget.  So if one and two are covered, and you know your budget, let's talk.

4)  Once you have engaged me, we brainstorm to get you your perfect party.  We are  strongly skilled in project management (aren't all the best caterers?) and can easily carry out your wishes, as long as they work in your budget.

5)  Sweet Noshings will never gouge a customer.  All fees are calculated fairly based on cost, labour and profit.  You can have anything you like and you will be charged fairly for what it is you have requested.

This means that what you want is what you get.  If we come to an agreement about your engagement, then we will have worked within your budget to provide the best possible meal for that price.  As one client put it 'I may have had an only $1500 budget, but you treated me like it was a $10,000 budget.'  True quote.

Meat, Dairy and Pareve foods are all available.  You have my personal assurance that all food produced is strictly kosher, whether formally supervised or not!

I have many non Jewish customers to whom I serve only strictly kosher food.  Some are Vegan, some have special dietary requests, some are Muslim.  Some just want a great meal from someone who thinks outside of the box!  Whatever the style of food I am serving, I serve only kosher food.

 

For more information, please contact Andrea Levy, Chief Noshmaker at (289)260-4490

or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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How do you determine the pricing of my event?

The  number of menu selections, the types of food selected, the amount of preparation time required, synagogue kitchen rental fees, and the number of guests to be served will all affect the price of your food.

We typically create custom menus for our clients, and all event prices vary based on your final menu selections and seasonal availability of ingredients.

These catering prices do not include event staff, taxes, 18% catering fee, or rentals if required (such as china, glassware, linens, etc).

Basics

Hors d'œuvre

Accompanying a meal: from $2 per guest for each selection
Served without a meal: from $12 per guest (5-6 selections)

Buffets and Plated Dinners

1 Entrée, 1 Side, 1 Starch, 1 Salad, and bread: from $14.95 per guest
2 Entrées, 1 Side, 1 Starch, 1 Salad, and bread: from $16.95 per guest
3 Entrées, 1 Side, 1 Starch, 1 Salad, and bread: from $18.95 per guest

Beverages

Coffee and Tea  Bar: from $1.25 per guest
Punch, lemonade, and iced tea: from $1.50 per guest
Canned sodas and bottled water: from $1.50 per guest

Service Staff Pricing

General

Providing excellent service to you and your guests is of utmost importance to us. We have developed a server/bartender to guest ratio based on our experience to assure we meet our goal of exceelent service for you and your guests.

Event Staff Quantity Factors

Many factors affect the number of servers required for an event. Some of these are:

The number of guests at your event
The type of menu you select
The type of service you select (buffet, served, family style, etc)
The setup requirements for your event
Whether you are using disposables or china and glassware
The amount of time available to setup the event
The legnth of the event

Event Staff Quantity Guidelines

Plated meal with rentals: 1 server per 15-20 guests
Buffet service with rentals: 1 server per 25 guests
Buffet service with disposables: 1 server per 30 guests
Full bar: 1 bartender and 1 barback per 50 guests
Beer and wine only: 1 bartender per 75-100 guests

Note that at least two servers are required for all events with service. Even for small events, the work required to load in and prep food in a timely manner requires at least two staff members on site.

Staffing Hours

In general, staff hours include:

1.5 - 2 hours prior to the event for setup
The number of event hours
1 hour after the event for cleanup
Drive time to and from the event (portal to portal)

There is a 5 hour minimum for staffing. Weddings typically require at least 8 hours of service

Staffing Prices

Event Manager @ $30.00 per hour
On-Site Chef @ $40.00 per hour
Bartender @ $25.00-30.00 per hour
Server @ $25.00 per hour
Kitchen Staff @ $21.00 per hour

Gratuities

Gratuities are always left to your discretion and are not required. If you would like to provide a gratuity for a job well done, you may choose to give a percentage of the total, or an amount for each staff member. Gratuities may be added to your payment or given to staff members the day of your event. Average gratuities are $25 and up per staff member.